Aureliano in Palmira on August 21, 2023, at the Rossini Opera Festival. The festival is known for its excellent productions of Rossini’s works and the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro is an impressive venue that can provide a unique and unforgettable setting for opera.
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AURELIANO IN PALMIRA
Aureliano in Palmira on August 21, 2023 • Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro
Our opera packages include two operas by Gioachino Rossini together with 3 nights of accommodation. Depending on your arrival and departure dates, you can combine your preferred operas together yourself.
- First performance: Aureliano in Palmira on August 21st
- Second performance: EDUARDO E CRISTINA on August 20th or ADELAIDE DI BORGOGNA on August 22th
When making your booking request, please indicate which opera you would like to see as the second performance. You will then receive an individual travel proposal from us.
AURELIANO IN PALMIRA • Gioachino Rossini • from August 12th to 21th, 2023
“Aureliano in Palmira” is an opera seria in two acts by Gioachino Rossini . The libretto, written by Gaetano Rossi, is based on the life of Emperor Aurelian and his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in the 3rd century AD. The opera was first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1813, and was one of Rossini’s early successes.
The plot revolves around the rivalry between the Emperor Aurelian and the Queen of Palmyra, Zenobia, who leads her people in revolt against Rome. Aurelian falls in love with Zenobia, and their relationship becomes complicated as political tensions escalate. The story explores themes of power, love, and loyalty, and features some of Rossini’s most dramatic and virtuosic music.
“Aureliano in Palmira” is known for its challenging vocal writing and elaborate ensembles, including a famous trio for the three principal characters. The opera was revised and restaged several times during Rossini’s lifetime, with different endings and arias, reflecting the composer’s willingness to experiment with his works.
Although “Aureliano in Palmira” is not as well-known as some of Rossini’s other operas, it is still performed today and has been praised for its innovative use of orchestration, its emotional depth, and its compelling characters.
All performances at the Rossini Opera Festival 2023
Serious drama for music in two acts by Giuseppe Felice Romani
Conductor • GEORGES PETROU
Director • MARIO MARTONE
Settings • SERGIO TRAMONTI
Costumes • URSULA PATZAK
Lighting designer • PASQUALE MARI
Aureliano • ALEXEY TATARINTSEV
Zenobia • SARA BLANCH
Arsace • RAFFAELLA LUPINACCI
Publia • MARTA PLUDA
Oraspe • SUNNYBOY DLADLA
Licinio • DAVIDE GIANGREGORIO
Gran Sacerdote • ALESSANDRO ABIS
Un Pastore • ELCIN ADIL
CORO DEL TEATRO DELLA FORTUNA
Chorus Master • MIRCA ROSCIANI
ORCHESTRA SINFONICA G. ROSSINI
Services and Prices
The essential package includes 2 tickets in the first category for two operas and 3 night-stay with breakfast in a hotel of your choice. To make you the right proposal with the different options for the Rossini Festival 2023 in Pesaro, we need your booking request.
Supplements for the Travel Package Rossini Opera Festival 2023
- Private guided tour of Rossini’s places in Pesaro, including tickets to Rossini House and Civico Museum
- Private guided visit in Urbino with tickets to the Ducal Palace of Urbino and a visit to the house where the painter Raphael was born